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EC cracks down over “telecom taxes”; warns Hungary and Spain over refarming plans

The European Commission referred France and Spain to the European Court of Justice, stating that they “continue to impose specific charges on the turnover of telecoms operators in breach of EU law,” while also issuing a request for information from the Hungarian authorities relating to a similar matter.

EU launches consultation on roaming charges

Dow Jones Newswires reports that the European Commission said today that European citizens should pay the same mobile phone charges no matter what European Union country they may find themselves in

EC urges members to free up digital dividend spectrum

The EU commissioner responsible for telecoms, Neelie Kroes, will today press the EU’s council of telecoms ministers in Brussels to sign up to the commission’s proposals on freeing spectrum for wireless broadband by 2013

The EU Role in Global Health

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EU outlines mobile broadband spectrum proposals

The European Commission has proposed that EU countries should complete the licence issue process for mobile broadband spectrum by 2012, as part of a five-year plan intended to manage and harmonise the use of EU radio allocations.

EU move enables roamers to cap data charges

The European Commission announced yesterday new moves intended to protect consumers from building up large bills when roaming in other EU countries.

EU agrees on telecoms overhaul

The Wall Street Journal reports that European Union lawmakers today reached agreement on a major overhaul of European telecoms rules after months of delay.


EC publishes Digital Dividend recommendations

The European Commission today published its recommendations on the Digital Dividend, identifying two key actions that should be taken urgently.

European Commission publishes mobile TV guidelines

The European Commission yesterday published a set of guidelines aimed at encouraging uptake of mobile TV services across the 27 EU member states.